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The Marfa Mystery Lights

Marfa, TX
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A great conversation starter. Excellent facility. You decide what you are seeing if you are lucky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MDNied
via mobile
This place is GREAT!

I so totally loved the stop at the observation deck to watch for mystery lights as well as being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2fridad
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Houston, Texas
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Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“viewing area” (71 reviews)
“viewing station” (23 reviews)
“car lights” (19 reviews)
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Marfa, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great conversation starter. Excellent facility. You decide what you are seeing if you are lucky enough to witness the "lights". We always stop by when we are near Marfa.

Thank MDNied
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I so totally loved the stop at the observation deck to watch for mystery lights as well as being awe struck by the vastness of the sky filled with millions of stars. I had never really though about light pollution before standing on the deck...More

Thank 2fridad
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well we made the 9 mile trip east on US 90, definitely saw some lights, but . . . The viewing area was great for star-gazing as well once the sunset was 100% complete.

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hype is better than the show. But— that said— it’s still just a blast to be a part of a mystery.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh were to begin .... we visited TX from North Carolina for spring break. We went to Austin, Big Bend and Marfa. We love to travel and had read much about Marfa in travel magazines and were excited to visit. We knew it would be...More

2  Thank Adrienne C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere at the light viewing station was nice. People were friendly and sharing their knowledge of the lights with each other. We saw the lights and it was strange. I don't have an explanation.

2  Thank bmerry79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there were no mystery lights to see. Lots of people outside freezing and had to park quite a distance from sight.

Thank madz2052
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess we got lucky, because I've heard there's a one in ten chance. We came at dusk, saw a bunch of mangled, dead rabbits around in the brush (which added to the spookiness), watched a long freight train go by and read the plaques...More

Thank daphneNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the famous lights, and I just can hardly explain how neat it was. The area is beautiful, surrounded by stunning scenery. We had a wonderful night there, quiet and peaceful. The rest we enjoyed, as well as the wonderful blessing of seeing the...More

1  Thank ExecutiveChamp
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here to check out the "Marfa Lights" that I had heard so much about. It looked like headlights but there was one light that clearly wasn't a headlight so who knows. Nice to look at but I definitely wouldn't make the pilgrimage to Marfa...More

1  Thank Five_Aces_Tx
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Pam R
25 August 2017|
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Response from melissaa416 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash
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elggirt
25 June 2017|
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Response from Nyati818 | Reviewed this property |
It's open all the time because it is basically a roadside park positioned to give a good view of the lights. The lights come out at dusk so don't go there during the day.....you won't see them then!
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